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Saudi Arabia branded MURDERED Khashoggi a ‘DANGEROUS Islamist’ in phone call

Saudi Arabia branded MURDERED Khashoggi a ‘DANGEROUS Islamist’ in phone call

According to a new report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, the Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of around 56,000 Yemenis.

Writing that the murder had involved a "lot more than a group of security officials", President Erdogan called for "the puppet masters behind Khashoggi's killing" to be exposed.

"The reason they dismembered Khashoggi's body was to dissolve his remains more easily", Mr Aktay told the Hurriyet Daily newspaper.

"We have requested information from Saudi officials regarding the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi's body and the identity of the supposed local collaborator. It was meant to leave no trace of the body".

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist critical of the Saudi government and its de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul exactly one month ago on October 2.

On Thursday, US State Department deputy spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters that Khashoggi's remains should be located and returned to his family for a burial as soon as possible.

Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

"With this tragedy, the Trump administration has taken a position that is devoid of moral foundation", she wrote.

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Amnesty International has called on United Nations member states to break their silence on Saudi Arabia's widening crackdown, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, against Muslim preachers and intellectuals beside the conservative oil-rich kingdom's atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen.

"It'll take us probably a handful more weeks before we have enough evidence to actually put those sanctions in place, but I think we'll be able to get there", Pompeo said on Thursday when asked about the next steps in the Khashoggi case. But, as global pressure mounted, the kingdom said that the Washington Post contributor and critic of the Saudi government died inside the mission when an argument degenerated into a fistfight.

"The Saudi king makes a phone call".

A Saudi insider-turned-critic, Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month.

There is still no consensus on how Khashoggi died.

The kingdom sacked two top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as well three intelligence officials and arrested 18 Saudi suspects.

In a column for the Post Friday, Cengiz called her fiance's death "barbaric and ruthless".

"We must all send a clear message that authoritarian regimes can not kill journalists ever again", she said.